Area sports briefs: Carson's series tied 2-2
From staff reports
Carson’s Junior Legion baseball team lost 7-5 to Thomasville at home on Thursday.
The best-of-five, first-round series is tied at two games apiece and will be decided tonight at 7 p.m. at East Davidson High.
Carson’s Matt Saul allowed seven runs in the first inning but shut out Thomasville after that.
Brandon Sloop had three hits for Carson, while John Patella had two.
Carson had 10 hits.
Carson lost 7-2 at Thomasville on Wednesday. Dillon Atwell and Kaison Denton had the RBIs for Carson.
Atwell, Ryan Bearden, Saul, Sloop and Patella had hits.
Blake Cauble took the loss on the mound.
Mooresville Moors Post 66 Junior Legion rallied to beat Southeast Guilford 3-2 on Thursday to tie that first-round series at two games apiece.
Game 5 is today, although there was still debate late last night as to where. The Moors are the higher seed. Most likely the game will be played prior to the Senior Legion game at Lake Norman.
Stanly County beat the Mooresville Moors 16-10 on Thursday in a wild game at Montgomery Park in which Moors coach Jeremy Johnson was ejected.
The series is tied at two games apiece. A decisive Game 5 is set for tonight at Lake Norman.
The winner advances to take on the survivor of tonight’s Statesville-Kannapolis matchup at Northwest Cabarrus.
Rowan will start its second-round series at top-seeded Mocksville on Monday and will be at Newman Park on Tuesday.
The second round is another best-of-five series, with teams alternating home games.
Bev Cobb and Blanche Glover shot 38s to tie for first in the Ladies Odd Hole Tournament held at the Country Club of Salisbury.
Cindy Carmazzi was next at 40.
The Fourth of July Flag Tournament was won by Joe Antosek.
Tim Young and Bob Humble tied for second.
The team of Ronnie Eidson-Dan McCombs shot 67 and placed third in the “A’ Flight in the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks in Greensboro.
Logan Shuping shot 75 and won the 14-15 age division of a Tarheel Youth Golf Association event held Thursday at Whispering Pines Country Club in Southern Pines.
With the win, Logan qualified for the TYGA Tournament of Champions to be held at Cardinal Country Club in Selma on Aug. 14-15.
Mocksville wrapped up its first-round series with Concord with an 11-5 win on Wednesday.
Top-seeded Mocksville (22-6) swept three straight, although the middle game went extra innings.
Kane County reliever Rudy Brown (South Rowan, UNC Pembroke) allowed two runs in two innings on Wednesday.
In 13 innings, Brown has a 1-0 record with a 4.15 ERA. He’s fanned 11 while walking only one. He’s allowed one homer.
Keegan Linza (North Rowan, Liberty) struggled in his start on Tuesday for Great Falls.
Linza allowed 10 hits and five runs in five innings.
He did strike out five and now has fanned 20 while walking only two in 212/3 innings.
He’s 1-0 with a 4.98 ERA.
Corey Seager (NW Cabarrus) has been assigned to the Ogden Raptors of the advanced rookie Pioneer League and may debut tonight.
The L.A. Dodgers found a host family for Seager, 18, to live with in Ogden.
The Kannapolis Intimidators beat Greensboro 17-2 on Thursday.
It was a season-high offensive display by the Intimidators and the most runs the Intimidators have scored in a game since 2008.
Eleven Kannapolis hitters walked.
Joey DeMichele, a recent addition, went 4-for-6 and knocked in three runs. Mark Haddow, Grant Buckner and Joe DePinto also knocked in three.
Daniel Wagner (South) knocked in a run and stole a base in Birmingham’s 6-2 Southern League win against Pensacola on Thursday.
Whit Merrifield (Davie) had two hits for Wilmington in a 10-9 loss to Lynchburg on Thursday.
Merrifield stole his 20th base. The former South Carolina star is batting .269.
The prep football season cranks up on Aug. 16-17.
The schedule for Rowan teams, Davie and A.L. Brown is in today’s Scoreboard.
The West Rowan Athletic Boosters are accepting renewal requests for reserved seating for the upcoming football season.
The deadline to reserve your seats from last year will be Friday, July 20.
After that date, any seats not renewed will be open to the public for purchase.
Please contact Jim Haire at 704-202-5682 after 6:30 p.m. on weeknights or any time on weekends. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.